The Most Popular Hairstyles For Long And Medium Lengths

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The Most Popular Hairstyles For Long And Medium Lengths

The Most Popular Hairstyles For Long And Medium Lengths-Sassy Townhouse Living

If you are struggling with your current hairstyle, you have to check out these new looks. Get inspiration from the latest trends! I’ve had long hair since I was a child. While it allows diversity in style, it can often become drab and quite boring. I’m always searching for style inspiration and end up circling back to my favorite cuts and styles and rely heavily on finding images of haircuts to change things up. 

As a former hairstylist, I learned a lot about hair and still do! I really enjoy keeping up with the latest trends, products, and still practice cutting. It’s more like a science to me, and I think lots of folks don’t realize that there is indeed a science behind the theory. 

Generally, there are a few rules I like to follow when looking for a new style. 

1 – Choose a style that will complement the shape of your face. 

You want your hair to be in opposition to the shape of your face. For instance, if you have a square face, you should balance your sharp angles with soft layers or waves.

Knowing your face shape can help you make confident and informed decisions about which hairstyle to choose. To figure it out, pull or comb your hair completely away from your face. Stand in front of a mirror so that you can see your face straight-on, and not at an angle. You can trace the shape of your face onto a mirror with a washable pen or even lipstick to see what face shape you have. It’s a great way to step back and a get an accurate reading on your face shape – or you can ask your stylist. I like to do both. It’s interesting how at times it’s in contrast to what I think. 

2 – Pick a style that works with your hair’s texture.

As we all know, hair comes in different textures. We can have hair that is limp and silky thin or hair that is frizzy and bouncy like coarse hair. You should style yours accordingly and not force your hair to behave against its nature. For example, a short and choppy layered cut that works on straight, thin hair may not look good on someone with thick and curly hair. 

I think one of the biggest problems we tend to have is we force hairstyles on ourselves that theoretically just won’t and can’t work. 

3 – Play up your strengths. A good haircut should direct attention to the things you like about yourself. Ultimately a haircut or hairstyle should make you feel confident and attractive, so use it to your advantage.

A good haircut directs attention to features you like best about yourself. A haircut or hairstyle should make you feel confident and attractive if done properly. If you walk out of a salon and you are not happy with the cut or the style listen to your inner voice as it’s spot on! 

There’s an old saying about getting a haircut that’s not right for you, “don’t worry, it will grow back” – well, I dislike that saying and feel it’s misleading. It takes a long time, even years, for your hair to grow back after a disastrous haircut! That’s why I always take the time and carefully plan the cut I’m after. 

4 – Cover your flaws. Making sure you get the right haircut can help you hide or downplay features you don’t like as much.

If you have ears you are not happy with you can easily avoid a cut that’s too short as well as severe ponytails and buns. 

If you have a broad or a deep forehead you can cover it up with bangs. I love bangs they are very stylish too! 

And, if you dislike the length of your neck you can use long layers as a great way to distract that feature.

According to Pinterest, here are some of the most popular styles that are my top favorites for medium and long length hair. I hope you get some awesome ideas and inspiration for your next haircut! Be sure to follow me on Pinterest for some more inspirational hairstyles! 

 Here are some of the most popular styles for long and medium length hair.

 Popular Hairstyles

And of course, my latest choice in hairstyle! I’m really happy with this cut but I’m sure I’ll have a variation of it for my next appointment. 

The Most Loved Hairstyles For Long And Medium Lengths

I tend to go for haircuts with sharp side angles. I think they really help to sassy up a dull long hairstyle. 

The Most Loved Hairstyles For Long And Medium Lengths

I can wear long layers in the back but they have to be long or my hair looks very choppy. I’m into the whole “bang” thing too for the past few years. 

The Most Loved Hairstyles For Long And Medium Lengths

I hope this helped you find some styles that work best for your personality and face shape. Please let me know if you have any question in the comment section below. I’d be happy to help you choose the cut that right for you! 

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  1. Golly gumdrops, Carolann, you sure do have spectacular hair! Mine is fine and thin, which I try to disguise.

  2. Lots of great ideas here! Cut mine real short (for me) recently shorter in the back longer on the sides. and I really don’t like it. Once it grows out more I will find a new style I can love. These suggestions help tremendously! Thanks

  3. I hate it when they cut my hair too short. I like bangs that hit the sides of my eyes on each side. Thanks for all the nice ideas.

  4. I think this is an awesome topic, one that so many of us struggle with. Probably why millions of us carry the same hairstyle for eons. I have a super round face and think that shorter cuts looks best on me. Yet, when I do it, I’m unhappy. It doesn’t help that it is fine and frizzes in humidity. Not awesome. Clueless!

  5. I love looking at hairstyles. Of course, there aren’t usually many that cater to thick, out-of-control, wavy hair. A girl can dream!

  6. I am the short hair gal and I love it. Won’t, can’t and have no desire to grow it out. It fits all the tips you state here. You have gorgeous hair! Nice tips for hair care here.

  7. Thanks much Michelle! Short hair is awesome that’s for sure. I’m tempted at least once a month to go short. There are so many wonderful short hairstyles too. When I was a stylist, cutting short hair styles was my favorite cut to do. Thanks much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon!

  8. I can see from your pic that you have beautiful hair! If you get the right person to cut it, you can actually have beautifully layers which it’s hard to tell but I think you do! I love looking at styles too…you never know what inspiration you can get from them! Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope to see you again soon!

  9. Hi Tammy, thanks so much! Yes, it’s funny how our hair is truly our crowning glory and yet at times we don’t give it the attention it deserves. There are so many awesome products for frizzy hair. I have that same issue too especially when it’s humid or rainy out. I love using serums for it. Just a touch works wonders. Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope to see you again soon!

  10. I think you would great with bangs! The only issue is they can be annoying at times and with scuba diving so much you’d have to pin them back. I can see them on you for sure though!

  11. I am right there with ya Sue. I get so pissed if the stylist doesn’t listen when I tell them exactly how much length I want cut. Before my cut, I’m emphatic about it! I think you look fab with bangs! You wear them so well.

  12. That’s exactly what I was talking about. That’s why planning ahead with several pics of what you love is a great way to ensure you get the style you like. You have beautiful hair so I’m sure it look fab on you. I love the color of your hair too!

  13. You look fabulous. (Always wanted to see if I could get away with bangs — but always chickened out before going through with it.) I’m one of those women who choose a style and stick with it FOREVER. But as long as it makes me happy –why not?

  14. Thanks so much Roz! I think you would look great with bangs…based off your photo. I hear you about sticking to the same style. I always circle back to my favorite style too. I think next time you get adventurous, you should try the bangs. I think you would look smashing!

  15. Excellent tips. I recently went shorter… but not super short. (Don’t want to look like my four short-haired sisters, to be honest.)

    You and your bangs look fabulous. I’m not brave enough for bangs.

  16. Thanks much Lisa! Based on your photo, I think you would look great with bangs! They are a commitment but once you have them, there’s no turning back lol. Thanks for stopping by and hope to hear from you again soon!

  17. I have definite hair envy! Mine is so thin and uncooperative. I fight with it every day.

  18. Great suggestion about tracing your face shape on a mirror. I had never heard that. You picked some beautiful styles. Thanks for the great information.

  19. You have amazing hair. I love the bang thing, too! I always had a oval shape face, but I think as I’ve gotten older it has changed a bit. Thanks for the information.

  20. Your hair is gorgeous! I’ve had bangs forever, too, and can’t imagine ever changing that. I do love a lot of the styles you have here, though.

  21. Thanks so much Rebecca. I always tell folks if they are scared to fully commit to bangs you can always do a half bang and make it more wispy than heavy. It’s a good way to get started without making a full bang commitment. I see in your pic you have bangs and they very lovely on you! Thanks much for stopping by and hope to see you again soon!

  22. Thanks so much Lois! Glad you liked the styles. I love finding inspiration on the web. It’s a great way to avoid making styling mistakes. Have a wonderful upcoming weekend!

  23. Thanks so much Mary! Yes, my face shape changed too! What about us doesn’t change as we age lol. I love your bangs too. They look super fab on you! I can see your hair is amazing too. Have a wonderful upcoming weekend!

  24. That trick really does work! I’m so glad you enjoyed the post. I love finding inspiration the web. It really helps me hone in on the style that’s best for me. Have a wonderful upcoming weekend!

  25. Thanks much Helene. You hair looks lovely in your pic. I love the color! I always wish I could go blonde. Your cut works great for your face shape and I love the side bang! Have a wonderful upcoming weekend!

  26. I have hair down to my butt because my hair is so curly that any shorter and its wild. My hair even this long, has a mind of its own. Honestly, I do not have time to whip it into shape and at the first sign of humidity it goes back to its normal self.

  27. What an interesting post on popular hairstyles for long and medium lengths. It is fun to look at all the pics of those great cuts.
    Thanks for putting all this together for our readers at the Blogger’s Pit Stop.

  28. Hi Lee! I can see from your pic just how awesome your thick curly hair is. I always wanted curly hair. It seems like we always want what we don’t have lol. There are a lot of products out there that I love using to manage the frizzies when I get them. I can recommend a few if you are interested. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great and prosperous day!

  29. What a great blog post on hairstyles haircuts! I have been to the best salons in the world in NYC with the best most famous stylists… all I can say is… it makes a big diff.. ya get what ya pay for ha!

  30. Carolann absolutely needed post! Often time we choose hairstyles that are in style for the season however it is not the right option for our faces….oh how i hate that! I am definitely taking away lots of knowledge from this. Thanks soooo much Carolann!

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